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at the basilica of st. dorris, pop john paul, ii greeted some of the 900 guests and then approached the nine pews of aids patients and certainly the most moving moment came when 4- year-old brendon o'rourke in his father's arms reached out to hug the holy father. >>> little brendan contracted aids from a blood transfusion at birth. the pope then moved to other aids suffers, most of them gay. it was the first time the leader of the catholic church has met directly with aids suffers. ♪ [ music ] [ applause ] >> from there the pope went alone to pray in the old mission, the oldest building in san francisco. >>> in prepared remarks the pope proclaimed the unconditional and everlastthing love of god for all people, dwelling at lengths on sin and forgiveness. he did not mention homosexuality and only once refered to aids suffers. >> be last, those of you who are sick, those who are suffering from aids and from aids related complex -- >> but it wasn't what the pope said publicly the faithful catholics here will most remember, it was the way the holy father personally moved each one of them. [ singing
at the basilica. pope john paul, ii warmly greeted those along the center aisle of the church some of the 700 invited guests. he approached the it pews of aids patients and the most moving moment brendan 0 rourke reached out to hug the holy father. little brendan contributed aids from a blood transfusion at birth. the pope then moved to other aids sufferers most of them gay. it was the first time the leader of of the catholic church has met directly with aids sufferers. from there the pope went alone to pray in the old mission, the oldest building in san francisco. in prepared remarks the pope proclaimed the unconditional and everlasting love of god for all people dwelling at length on sin and for giveness. he did not mention homosexuality and only once referred to aids sufferers. >> those of you who are sick, those who are suffering from aids and from aids related conflicts. >> reporter: it wasn't what the pope said publicly the faithful catholics will most remember, it's the way the holy father personally moved each one of them. . >> this has been the best day of my life. >> gave him a
's -- he succeeded pope john paul ii who was extremely popular and who reigned for over 20 years and did extensive amounts of traveling endured especially by young -- endeared especially by young people and there was an assassination attempt on him and he forgave the person who wanted it three to -- who wanted to try to shoot hill. it's been an interesting reign for the pope. it's just about to end. >> they say many at the vatican were stunned by the news he was resigning. there were others who saw it as a sign of humility and humanity, a fact that he was being rationle that he didn't feel he would -- rational, that he didn't feel he would do the job anymore. >> and there were concerns that he couldn't deal with some of the scandals that started to rock the catholic church. he just maintained it was for his health and purely humble reasons that he wanted to step down and step april side. once again, a -- aside. once again a beautiful picture from the helipad. which i guess you don't see very often outside of the vatican, outside of the walls of vatican. >> as we watch these live picture,
by pope john paul ii. now, pope benedict told vatican cardinals that he didn't have the strength to go on. people we spoke to this morning said all of the other popes except one have died in office. why couldn't he? but others were sympathetic. >> i was listening to the catholic radio station and they were saying he wanted to resign even before. right now, he feels this is it. so god bless him. >> reporter: the 85-year-old ally last day of pope will be february 28th. the last time the pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago, when pope gregory xii stepped down in an effort to end the civil war within the church. pope benedict xvi was born in 1927 as joseph ratzinger. he served in the army but deserted and was eventually captured by americans and then released. his decision sets the stage for a new pope to be elected before the end of march. the san francisco archdiocese just opened about a minute ago. we are hoping to speak to someone from there and get reaction on this event. >> all right. tara, you can get more information about the surprise resignation announcement about the pope by goin
. the only reason he stayed at his post is because of pope john paul ii. he said quote strength of mind and body are necessary. strength which in the past few months has deteriorated. that i've had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th. and the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago in 1415 when pope gregory stepped down. pope benedict was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into hitlers youth at age 14. he served in the army but desserted and eventually captured by the americans. his decision sets the stage for a new pope to be elected before the end of march. and coming up later this morning. we hope to get reaction from the that catholic community especially in the light of the fact that ash wednesday is coming up in two days. and of course it's the most spiritual time of the year for catholics leading up to easter. live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> over night news a crash in concord leaves one man with life threatening injuries. he wa
, but will the cardinals choose someone more like the scholarly benedict xvi or more like john paul, ii? they will tell you only god knows the answer to that question. >> at www.ktvu.com we have dedicated a tab to the pope's resignation. you'll find more stories on choosing the next pope and the procedure. >>> president obama awarded the military's medal of honor to a veteran from northern california today. staff sergeant clint romesha served two tours in iraq and one from afghanistan. in 2009 his combat outpost was ambushed before dawn and outnumbered by 3 horntail ban. he led a charge into fly -- by the taliban. he led a charge into flying bullets. he was struck by shrapnel but continued to fight during the ambush that killed eight soldiers. >>> it's been dry around here as we go through january and february. we've had some of the dryest time between all of january and this much of february. so basically january 1st to february 11th. it is the fifth dryest in san francisco's history going back to 1852. oakland .53, the second dryest. so this period from january 1st to today has been really dry. it's show
talking about holding up the nomination of john brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism advisor, to head the cia. and, rand paul, your colleague, who will be on after the break, says one of the things he wants to ensure is that a president can't order a drone attack against an american citizen without a judicial review. is senator paul wrong? >> well, i think the worst thing in the world is to have the courts decide who to target in the war on terrorism. courts are not military commanders, the commander-in-chief has the right under our laws and authorization to use military force to designate the enemy, and i think we need drones to patrol our borders and, we are using drones where there is really no soldiers, and, along the afghan-pakistan border but i very much believe we're at war and any american citizen who aids al qaeda should be treated an enemy combatant and not a common criminal and we have done that in every war and drones are a tactical weapon in the overall war. >> chris: when congress gets back from recess, the week after this one, you will have just five days to tr
paul ryan. had things gone differently on election night he would be sitting behind president romney but he is member of the house of receipt identifies. you see john kerry, long time senator from massachusetts and new secretary of state, a job many say he was born and bred for. you can see at the top of the any, the gallery. it's fascinating some of the people in the gallery. it's become now some would say a flag show, some would say a kind of theater that members of congress, the first lady, they bring a variety of people to sit in the gallery. everybody from gabrielle giffords, the victim of a terrible shooting. here you see first lady michelle obama. somewhat interesting in her box, i don't see the person there, a young 20-year-old man named alan alaman who is an illegal immigrant from nevada. he is someone the country, he is one of so-called dream act people. he was brought to the country as a child. president has ordered that there be no deportation of any of those people who were brought to the country as illegal immigrants, as children who are either in school or in the u.s.
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